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Kings win fifth in a row by edging Habs

Mar 4, 2014, 1:19 AM EDT

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The Los Angeles Kings beefed up their playoff lead out West while the Montreal Canadiens failed to give themselves extra breathing room on Monday as the Kings won 2-1 tonight.

This win gives Los Angeles five victories in a row.

The Kings seem pretty firmly in third place in the Pacific Division at this point, as the Sharks hold an eight-point lead over them for second place while the fledgling Vancouver Canucks are 10 points behind them as the closest Pacific team behind them. (Phoenix isn’t far behind Vancouver with 65 points.) Much like the Wild with their wild card spot, the Kings are distancing themselves from their competition.

While the Wild and Kings fatten their leads, the Habs fell much like the Toronto Maple Leafs in an opportunity to make their playoff spot more sound. Montreal remains in second place in the Atlantic Division, but it’s pretty tight behind division-leading Boston right now:

Boston: 81 points in 60 games played
Montreal: 75 points in 62 GP
Tampa Bay: 73 points in 61 GP
Toronto: 72 points in 63 GP
Detroit: 68 points in 60 GP

A streak or two could change the complexion of that talented-yet-flawed group, but the positive runs belonged to West teams like the Kings on Monday.

  1. nightfireop - Mar 4, 2014 at 1:39 AM

    blomberg, from one kings fan to another…please, please be normal*. just once.

    *and by normal i mean either read this PHT article and just leave it at that or if you absolutely have to write something, write something that doesn’t take russell crowe from a beautiful mind to figure out.

    • blomfeld - Mar 4, 2014 at 2:08 AM

      WE’VE DONE IT ! :)

      Friends, let’s close rank here and take a knee, even you Nightfireop … come and join us friend :) Now look you guys, even though we’ve got things back on track here and we’re heading back in the right direction, we’ve still got a ways to go before we chase down these people like the Blues, Ducks and Sharks. But ‘chase’ them down we will, make no mistake about it ! … much like a bunch of ‘blood-thirsty’ hounds running down some hapless fox in the English countryside ! Yes sir … and when these people find themselves under the knife, let it be that ‘no’ quarter is offered !

      GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      ps: Nightfireop … Beautiful Mind was an excellent movie, albeit sad …

    • blomfeld - Mar 4, 2014 at 2:20 AM

      by the way Nightfireop … I’ll have you know that ‘none’ of my all-time heroes were ever ‘normal’ by any standard … and praise be for that ! :)

      – Elvis
      – Jesus
      – Horatio Nelson
      – Erwin Rommel
      – Vladislav Tretiak
      – Bobby Orr
      – Clint Eastwood
      – Mahatma Gandhi
      – Jonathan Quick

      • ron05342 - Mar 4, 2014 at 3:21 AM

        That list is hilarious. Never ever in the history of mankind has such a list of nine such diverse persons such as you listed even been thought of in the same context.

      • blomfeld - Mar 4, 2014 at 10:38 PM

        Life must include some ‘good’ times Ron, otherwise what’s the point of it all ? :)

  2. namriverrat69 - Mar 4, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    Mr. Blomfeld – you are once consistent person in your posts. I’ve got to say, this video is a little strange for me. It must be the age gap as I am getting old these days. I found it somewhat amusing you placed Elvis above Jesus. I’m sure Elvis will get you into God’s Kingdom but not through the front door.

    The Kings look like they are starting a playoff run. I hate to get that far ahead of the game. I spoke to my season ticket rep and he said Voynov and Quick have buried the hatchet over Voynov’s post game comments. He insinuated Quick cheated with the goal post – that he plays wtih Quick and knows the things he does. I guess that line was for Putin to keep him out of a gulag in Siberia. Just kidding.

    I have to agree – your list was from way out in left field..

  3. namriverrat69 - Mar 4, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Here is my list of Heros:

    Barack Obama
    Joe Biden
    Nancy Pelosi
    Diane Feinstein
    Maxine Waters
    Barbara Boxer
    Harry Reid
    Sen. Charles Schumer
    Chris Matthews
    Al Sharpton
    Elijah Mohammed
    Louis Farrakhan
    Jesse Jackson
    Larry Bird
    Coach K.
    Robert McNamara
    Lois Lerner
    Kathleen Sibelius
    to name a few

    • blomfeld - Mar 4, 2014 at 11:50 PM

      SPEAKING OF ‘LEFT’ FIELDS !

      Just kidding Mister Namriverrat, as your own list of heroes here literally ‘oozes’ with intellect, passion, vision and fortitude ! So in the words of 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, KG GCB OM GCSI GCIE GCVO DSO PC FRS, I say ‘good show, jolly good show!” :)

      Thanks for your ‘intel’ regarding Voyonov making amends with our man Quick. In all seriousness, while I love Quick like no other player today, he does nonetheless play a ‘reckless’ style and that worries me at times. Have you ever noticed how he doesn’t so much ‘stop’ shooters and their shots, in as much as he ‘lunges’ towards them ? Of course I love that and it’s part of the reason why I adore him so much. Yet it’s also a very dangerous style of play and it’s ‘not’ consistent with long term survival.

      Regardless, our enterprise is now on the march again (ie: we’re the NHL’s hottest post-Sochi team) heading back to the ‘high’ ground. And as sure as God is my witness, we Kings are going to carry the day and reclaim ‘that’ which is ours !

      GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

      *** special video presentation for the ‘excellent’ King’s fan Namriverrat69 ***

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